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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Documentary: Sonic Magic (CBC)

The Nature Of Things Sonic Magic (CBC) 37:41  “Sound surrounds us. Whether it's sound we choose to hear, like the music we play in our headphones, or sound we'd rather do without, like the noise of the city, we live in a sonic world that we seldom think twice about.

But sound can cure the sick and make the blind see. It can even change the taste of food.” This documentary reveals the historic power, promise, and potential of sound - and a strange phenomenon called cymatics that has created a new scientific mystery."

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Documentary: Sounds of Aronofsky

Sounds of Aronofsky (1:00) Film maker Kogonada explores recurring filmmaking techniques in the works of famous directors. In Sounds of Aronofsky he, focuses on the sound work of American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. who frequently uses a technique known as the hip-hop montage or a sequence of images or actions shown in fast-motion with accompanying sounds.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Soundscape: Yorkshire

That Yorkshire Sound (2:31) A hand drawn animated documentary, following the rhythms of a day in Yorkshire. It captures the sound of Yorkshire, from its multicultural and bustling cities like Bradford and Sheffield, to the delicate sounds of birds in the country side and the hypnotic rhythm of the motorways and train tracks.

Made for BBC4's 'Listen to Britain', where 12 films were commissioned to show a modern version of Britain, based on the war time film by Humphrey Jennings.
Made in collaboration with BBC, BFI and Wingspan Productions. Source: Vimeo

Documentary: Lisboa Soa 2018

Lisbon Sounds 2018 (14:19) A short documentary that presents highlights from the 2018 event which was an itinerant and participative initiative that aimed to enhance artistic creativity by attributing it to a social and ecological context, as well as promoting a direct intervention in the public space. Lisboa Sounds 2018 drew an aural journey through unusual routes that are defined by sound and listening. (Source: YouTube)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Soundscape: Composition

Composing "Become Desert" (5 mins.)The work of American composer John Luther Adams has been greatly influenced by the natural soundscape in which he immerses himself. The Seattle symphony has released a video in which Adams discusses his “Become Desert” the much-anticipated sequel to the Pulitzer-winning "Become Ocean". This work was the result of a unique collaborative partnership between the composer and the Seattle Symphony.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Soundscape: Chernobyl Film soundtrack

Chernobyl Soundscape score (6:37). 'Chernobyl' composer Hildur Guðnadóttir explains her unique process of creating the HBO mini-series' entire score from sounds she and her team recorded in an actual power plant in Lithuania.

Soundscape: Explore Whale Song

Whale Song and AI (4:24)  Whale Songs is a website that lets anyone use AI to explore thousands of hours of NOAA’s underwater ocean recordings. It’s a new kind of tool that visualizes audio at a vast scale and uses AI to make it easy to explore and make discoveries.

- Start Exploring and see what you can find;

World Listening Day 2019

World Listening Day 2019 (1:00) Promotional video in which  Annea Lockwood describes how the idea came to her for this year’s theme, “Listening With”. More about WLD 2019 - July 18th.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Soundscape: How to find silence

How to find silence in a noisy world: “Sanctuaries of Silence” takes you on a virtual journey into one of Earth’s last remaining bastions of true quiet — the Hoh Rain Forest, in Washington State. Shooting in beautifully immersive 360 video, directors Adam Loften and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee follow acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton as he explores the mossy, green heart of silence. Source: The New York Times Video and A Sound Effect.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Sound Walk: Walking Brunswick

Walking Brunswick (promo video) (1:48) A series of free one hour listening walks for all exploring Brunswick and its surroundings that were held in October 7-29, 2017. Each soundwalk was led by a different artist with different approaches Visit: to listen and see the routes taken by each artist.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Lecture: Milena Droumeva "Sounding out Sexism in Video Games"

Sounding out Sexism in Video Games ( 14 mins.) “Why don’t women play women characters in video games?  Milena Droumeva sounds-out the impact of audio in video games, and how portrayals of female characters in games have significantly impacted gaming experiences. “If we can’t represent women as fully human, how can we think as women as fully human?" Source: YouTube - TEDSFU

Lecture: Mathias Basner "Why noise is bad for your health"

Why noise is bad for your health - and what you can do about it (10 mins) Mathias Basner TED presentation.”Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence.” Source TEDMED 2018

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Soundscape: Theatre

Fragments of Extension (5:20) Eco-acoustic Theatre designed by David Monacchi - implemented for NATURAMA Natural History Museum, Denmark, opened permanently to the public on June 2017. Source: Vimeo

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Soundscape Ecology (3:26). NOVA explores the question: “What can sound tell us about the health of an ecosystem?”